Monday, November 3, 2008

Whole Foods Product Reviews

When we visited Bob's two weeks ago, we stopped in at Whole Foods. You could stay in Whole Foods for hours!

Lot's of sweet and savory snacks!

The Cravings Place Cake and Cookie Mix
- we made pumpkin pineapple cake by adding in some pumpkin puree, crushed pineapple, and pumpkin pie spice. Very delicious, but not too sweet (we reduced the sugar) so that we could enjoy it as more of a subtly sweet bread. This mix would be good to make all sorts of various cakes and cakey cookies.

Livin Spoonful Raw Pesto Pumpkin Seed Crackers - slightly too tangy of a flavor, so it wasn't our favorite, but it had a good crunch and is healthy for you.

A yummy Whole Foods Vegan Almond "Butter/Shortbread" Cookie with Raspberry Jam in the middle!

wonderful whole dates - we've learned to love dates - dates are like candy!

Corn Thins Flax and Soy Flavor - we love these corn-rice cakes! Like the Lundberg Rice cakes, these are good as a snack or for lunch, with avocado or nut butter or spices. We like these because they aren't as crumbly as Lundberg. Also like the multigrain variety.

Late July Vanilla Bean Chocolate Sandwich Cookies - like oreos, but better for you and vegan!

Ryvita Pumpkin Seed Crackers
- we like Ryvita (especially the Dark Rye variety) and these had a nice crunch with the pumpkin seeds, but they had a slight plain rancid flavor?

Lydia's Organics Raw Curry Crackers - Lydia's crackers are our favorite raw crackers. Such a great flavor and crunch. Good plain or with avocado! To bad they discontinued the Curry and Mexican flavored crackers. Other flavors though include nori, Italian, Green, and Fiesta.

Guiltless Gourmet Chili Verda
- unfortunately, we haven't tried these yet. We were bummed to see in very small print on the back of the package that it "contains dairy". We looked at the ingredient list and there is nothing we know of that is dairy, perhaps the autolyzed yeast extract or the natural flavor? We emailed them asking, but they haven't responded yet!

Scharffen Berger 82% Extra Dark Chocolate
- this was good with a good bite, but slightly bitter (82% chocolate). We prefer dark chocolate, but perhaps not this dark, more like 75%. But a very high quality chocolate product.

Cioccolato di Bruco Fondente Anice Dark Chocolate
- a delicious Italian high quality chocolate (72% dark) with a subtle anise seed flavor. We love anything anice, and the chocolate had the perfect bite and richness.

Whole Foods Baked Beans with Maple and Onion - so good and comforting! It's nice to have vegan baked beans - reminds us of our childhood.

Santa Cruz Lime Juice - good to have on hand in the fridge for Mexican style meals, for desserts, or for Thai coconut dishes!

Oat Dream Maple Sugar Milk - a sweet maply treat in the glass, in baked goods, or for breakfast with cereal.

(Untoasted) Sesame Oil - we've really enjoyed using this with broccoli, rice, tofu... A subtle nutty flavor.

RW Knudsen Cider & Spice Juice - WOW! Try it cold or warm!

Pumpkin puree - we've been craving anything pumpkin. So far we've made pumpkin cake and pudding, but next week we might make lots of pumpkin dishes and sweets!

Just Tomatoes Peas - Another Applaud - WOW! Like an addicting chip.

And some personal items we bought include:

Organic Cotton Socks
Aloe Oatmeal Soup and Almond Oatmeal Soup
Cucumber Melon Hand Soup
Honeymelon Spearmint Hand Lotion
Earth Science Liken Herbal Scent Deodorant (our favorite)
Built Gourmet Getaway Lunch Tote- works great! We take this to work every day, it fits our stuff in, and is light and stretchy but sturdy.

- LK


ŀĀŘ¡ŝ∫Á said...

all of the foods sound delicious specially the oats milk

VeggieGirl said...

Lots of goodies!!

aTxVegn said...

Thanks for these reviews. I've enjoyed all The Cravings Place mixes I've tried. I could barely tell I had baked from a mix. Scharffenberger is my hands down favorite chocolate. I have 99% and some dark cocoa I'm saving for something extra special. I haven't tried any raw crackers, but both of these you reviewed sound nice.